United Trust Bank has appointed Paul Barter as a Business Development Manager for Asset Finance.
Paul will be responsible for developing broker relationships in the Central region, which includes the East and West Midlands, and Wales. He will report to Asset Finance Head of Sales, Keith Sangwin.
Paul joins UTB from Hampshire Trust Bank where he fulfilled a similar role for the last three years. He has accumulated considerable experience and knowledge during his 30 years working in the asset finance and motor sales sectors working for companies including Mercedes Benz UK and Blackhorse Finance.
100% of United Trust Bank’s business is introduced through brokers and it is committed to supporting and developing a growing number of broker partners. It has continued to build a team of knowledgeable and adaptable sales people, credit managers and administrators and has also increased the range of assets it will fund and refinance. These include a wide selection of wheeled and tracked vehicles such as construction and agricultural plant, HGVs and trailers, buses and coaches, performance cars and a variety of manufacturing and engineering equipment including CNC machinery and a range of technology for the media sector.
Keith Sangwin, Asset Finance Head of Sales at United Trust Bank said;
“I’m delighted to welcome Paul to the UTB team and I’m sure his experience, drive and sales acumen will ensure he develops the Central and Wales regions into successful territories for the Bank. Our business has grown considerably in the last few years and we have increased the number of brokers we regularly deal with and developed our sales, underwriting and administration teams to support the higher volumes of deals we complete and maintain an outstanding broker service.
“UTB’s proposition together with our ‘broker only’ promise differentiates us from our competitors and our commitment to helping brokers grow their businesses in the face of increasing competition from vendor and direct sales forces is a great message to take out to brokers. We look forward to Paul playing a significant role in ensuring our growth and success continues.”